Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Malaysian Art

For my second Textiles project I have decided to make use of all the many photos taken whilst visiting my Grandparents in Malaysia. Today I did a fine-liner and ink study of the iconic Patronas Towers. In order for the theme of Malaysia to work well I need to be able to write an extended essay about three artists which are Malaysian or are inspired by Malaysia. At first I thought it was an impossible challenge but just having a little google tonight I have learnt of a whole Malaysian artist horizon out there. What I am really excited to include is the traditional use of the technique of Batik which according to the wonders of the internet is a staple part of a Malaysian wardrobe, with every man owning one long-sleeved Batik shirt for best, members of Government wearing them and civil servants wearing one on the 1st and 15th of the month. This explains the vast amount of Batik stalls on the night market in both Penang and China Town. It is great to recap all of my favourite photos from Malaysia whilst learning more and more about the culture which I owe half my DNA...







These are some of the photos which make me want to go back as soon as possible... 


Here is some of the amazing art that I have discovered....


Ab Ibraham 
Kay Shaffer 


Satu Lapis 








1 comment:

  1. love this entry into your journal and the pictures bring back lots of good memories...

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